The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 18 10
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 5 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 9.62% 4.29% 4.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 83.33% 29.17% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£300 £311 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -4.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +4.54%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Knutsford region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
6 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 11.54% 14.72% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 7
Average daily rate £300 £295 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -15.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Knutsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Knutsford region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) SharePoint
2 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (59.09%) IIS
4 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (40.91%) Cyber-Ark
5 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (36.36%) Clustering
5 8 (36.36%) .NET
5 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
7 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 6 (27.27%) DNS
7 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
7 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
8 5 (22.73%) Finance
9 3 (13.64%) MCTS
9 3 (13.64%) MCITP
9 3 (13.64%) Banking
9 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
9 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (63.64%) SharePoint
2 13 (59.09%) IIS
3 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 6 (27.27%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.55%) Data Mart
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Data Architect
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Technical Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Replication
4 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (9.09%) Data Architecture
2 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
2 2 (9.09%) Release Management
2 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
2 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
2 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Change Management
3 1 (4.55%) MVC
3 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) VB6
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) MCTS
1 3 (13.64%) MCITP
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (13.64%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Cyber-Ark
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat